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. >>> tonight on "nightline," an american icon's shattering confession. lance armstrong coming clean about the lies that could cost his reputation, millions, and his live strong empire. >>> heartbreak or hoax? the tragic romance that never was. the curious case of a college football star and his fake online girlfriend. tonight, was he duped or did he know? >>> and a dramatic rescue mission for american hostages held by terrorists in north africa. we have the latest as some of the missing make their way home. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >> good evening, thanks for staying up late with us tonight. well, a cancer survivor wins the most grueling race in the world seven times clean. it's the kind of story we want to believe in, right? well, tonight brought confirmation from lance armstrong that on the contrary, he was really a cheating, lying bully who spent years destroying the lives of anyone who dared speak the truth about his fraudulent fame. there was a time when such a man would be put in stocks in the public square for neighbors to spit on, but the modern
gun control action. >> after a decade of denial, sometimes bitter denial, lance armstrong is admitting to doping. he admitted it yesterday in an interview with oprah. new video shows oprah before the interview with the former cycling champ in austin, texas, and the doping admission could bring a federal lawsuit against armstrong. we will have more on the story coming up for you at 6:30 including what lance armstrong told oprah and why the federal government is paying such close attention. >> traffic and weather are next together on the abc7 only news. here is the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving fine. it is clear. it is cold. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and the commute in the abc7 traffic center. >> also ahead, how low can it go, the new decline for apple stock and the investor fear leading to thehañbñ >> welcome back, the latest temperatures are in and san francisco is the warm spot at 41. 38 at oakland. 39 in fremont. 36 at half moon bay. 34 at mountain view and everyone else is freezing or below. 33 in san jose. there is frost this morning. the wind is ei
, new details on what disgraced former cyclist, lance armstrong, told oprah winfrey and the new legal troubles armstrong could face. a plan in the works do rename san francisco international airport after a gay rights pioneer. what a supervisor wants for a >> lance armstrong is coming clean. oprah says she was riveted by parts of the tell all interview and now new troubles for the disgraced cyclist who denied doping until now. we report on that story. >> lance armstrong denied it for years. adamantly. >> i have never doped. >> i have never taken performance enhancing drugs. >> now he is coming clean. >> in an interview with oprah winfrey that will air on her network he confesses to doping. today, winfrey said the interview was difficult. >> he did not come clean in the manner i expected. >> was he contrite? >> she would not say. >> i felt he was thoughtful. he was serious. >> armstrong was a legend for the success on the road and in the fight against cancer but the legacy towns -- turns to ruin after an extensive report by the antidoping agency stripped of the seven tour de france tit
from the giants. >> we are asking on "katie" are we a nation of cheaters starting with lance armstrong and the doping admission, and our tax runs, has cheating become our national pastime? or has it always been this way and now it is harder to find? america's cheating epidemic. we will talk about that today >> welcome back on friday morning. new developments in the hostage situation in algeria. cnn reports that the united states air force is evacuating hostages from the b.p. gas complex in algeria where a battle has been going on for two days. algerian officials say special forces killed 18 of the islamic militant kidnappers. six people from the plant have been killed and five americans have reportedly escaped. we got word this morning from the associated press algerian state news says 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for and negotiations have resumed. >> new worries. the battery maker behind boeing 787 dreamliner supplies batteries to nasa. >> a new reason to be less worried of those airport scanners. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, the body scanners a
in the war on obesity. >>> and call it the tour defalse. lance armstrong finally admits to doping and ready to take other people down with him. >>> welcome back, everybody. fed chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. economy is, quote, not yet out of the woods. the nation's top banker says avoiding the fiscal cliff was good, especially since the alternative would have probably been another recession. but he says there's more work ahead, such as raising the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. >>> coca-cola is running spots on cable television that say it's doing its part on obesity. the ads point out that more than one-fourth of its beverages are low-calorie. and burning off the 180 calories from a can of coke can be fun. critics say the commercials minimize the issue and are just damage control. >>> apple is on fire over its stock slump. shares are down to about $500, off almost one-third since last september. the stock peaked at more than $700 when the iphone 5 was announced. sales of the phone are pretty weak, putting pressure on apple to develop a cheaper version. >>> and anoth
. >> after a decade of deception, lance armstrong admitting his story of success was, in his words, one big lie. it's friday, january 18. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> and it is friday. >> friday. we made it. tgif. >> yes. armstrong said he was driven to cheat by a ruthless desire to win, saying it never felt wrong, he never felt bad about what he was doing and still didn't seem to be terribly contrite during that confession with oprah. we'll have the complete confession in a moment. first, a look at some of the other stories we're following. including escape from algeria. five americans held hostage by terrorists. they're now safe. but for others, the danger is not over. a lot of questions as to how many people remain, how many were taken to begin with. so definitely a situation that continues to evolve. >> very fluid situation there. >>> also ahead, changing the meaning of home. the new nontraditional way which homes are growing and families are expanding. >> fascinating. especially for those that are thinking about taki
the world trade center bombing. >> lance armstrong finally confessed, sitting down with oprah and admitting doping after denying for a dozen years. >> my cocktail was only epo, not a lot, transfusions, and testosterone, all the fault and all blame falls on me. the criticism is pouring in. katie will join us with that criticism in the next half hour. >> students in the university of california system are relieved after the board said there would be no tuition hike next school year wrapping up three days of meetings in san francisco the governor attended and thanked supporters in helping to get the proposition 30 passed in november. the new budget planned for california will help the system avoid tuition increases but he says the system needs a lot more restructuring. >> the model of higher education is broken. that's absolutely true. going forward, what we do about it, what kind of design change is feasible, that remains to be seen. >> it is the second straight year of no tuition increases after the system raised fees every year from 2006 to 2011. >> man is suing a bay area hotel after he wa
-reaching doping scandal, lance armstrong is now apologizing. >> why this is a very costly move for armstrong, who has denied for years that he's taken performance enhancing drugs. it's tuesday, january 15. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get right to the armstrong apology in just a moment, because really that is, i think, the headline today. >> absolutely. and a complete fall from grace after years of strong, passionate denials to everybody. >> almost belligerent in his denial. >> to everybody, cameras, in court, to his sponsors, his friends. and now the truth has finally come out. >>> also this morning, major developments in the gun control debate. the president may bypass congress to call for reforms, while one state is beating the feds, passing the nation's first gun reform deal since the newtown massacre. >> not the only state to take action. things are starting to unroll a little bit on that issue. >>> later this half hour, an unlikely weapon in the war on obesity. how
racing organization that helped him dope. >> lance armstrong said he did not feel he was doing anything wrong and did not feel bad about it. >> the definition of cheat is against a foe that they don't have, and i didn't do it that way. i viewed it as...as a level playing field. >> a cyclist who is not satisfied. >> we have not scratched the surface even. oprah isn't an expert on the ins and outs of cycling and what happens with the antidoping. authorities agree. the hard questions have not been answered. the world antidoping agency wants armstrong to confess under oath. the international cycling union wants him to testify before their commission on doping, and the international olympic committee says he should happened over evidence of the doping. the question is: will any of it help? >> he has to lay it out there, publicly and privately, with the agencies, then he will have a chance to get in the public eye. >> armstrong is facing multiple lawsuits, having to do with the fraud, and legal experts say the confession could open him up to more. >> thank you very much, katie. coming up on "
buy pack program is underway. >> and lance armstrong coming clean with oprah but officials are saying it's not nearly enough. >> i'm michael finney. finding a perfect tv before the big dame.Ìtm -- game. i'll show you which can make it feel you're you're sit >>> happening now in marin county a gun buy back program is underway. >> mark matthews joins us live in novato one of five locations in the county. mark? >> they've run out of money fismt buy back locations. let's start in marin city. deputies admitted they had no idea how many people would show up. it includes a rifle and an ak 47. >> i brought in an the ak. >> really? >> yes. >> i bought it in the clinton era because they were banning assault weapons but this is like, 20 years ago. i've had a change in my fell loss fi about guns. i wanted to get rid of it. =glifornia.w it was illegal in >> what do you think of the ban being proposed? >> i'm for it. >> he told me shootings in colorado and connecticut helped him change his mind. more assault weapons were turned in along with more than one sawed off shotgun. >> any weapons we do ta
off tonight. >> reporter: wearing a sports coat and looking calm, lance armstrong revised history, and admitted to oprah that he used performance enhancing drugs. >> i think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: it turns out he really was on more than just his bike. he's been accused of running up a doping bill investigators have pegged at more than $1 million. andy andy tauping officials describe a ghoulish list of medical enhancements -- blood transfusions, up to twice in three weeks during the tour, along with epo, testosterone, cortisone and an extract of calves blood called actovegin. ex-teammate floyd landis described in an abc news exclusive, a cloak and dagger strategy that even involved injecting drugs hidden in the team bus on the side of the road. >> and the blood would be taped on the wall or hung up at a certain level above your head so that gravity caused it to run in your veins and then you leave. >> reporter: landis was attacked by armstrong for his admission and he wasn't alone. armstrong
of lance armstrong's public confession to years of cheating, doping and lying to the whole world about it. armstrong began to break down when he talked about his family. abc's neal karlinsky has been all over this story from the very beginning and joins us with more. neal, in many ways, this seemed to be the more compelling of the two interviews. >> reporter: it certainly was. good morning, bianna. over the course of two nights there was plenty of evidence that armstrong's ability to lie is still on display. but there was one moment when the person behind the attitude and the image broke through. >> incredible. unbelievable. >> reporter: when you peel away all the lies, the cheating, the cover-ups and bullying, lance armstrong is also a father. and that's side of this complicated and deeply-flawed man revealed the betrayal to his family. >> when this all started, i saw my son defending me and saying, that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. i told luke, i said -- i said, don't defend me anymore. >> reporter: it was a painful glimpse into a man who apologized repeatedl
, to the stunning interview with lance armstrong, coming clean to oprah about doping to win. did he really tell the truth? the whole truth? abc's neal karlinsky who has covered lance armstrong for years is here with the dramatic details. neal, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was surreal to watch. you have to understand that this is a man who has fought with everything he could to maintain his lie, through vicious attacks, threats and lawsuits. but last night, lance armstrong came clean, almost as if he just decided to flip a switch from somewhere deep inside. >> i'd like you to walk me through it. were there, you know, pill deliveries? and blood in secret refrigerators? how did it work? >> we need a long time. >> reporter: calling himself an arrogant bully, lance armstrong had no good answer to explain away one of the biggest lies in all of sport. >> i'll start my answer by saying that this is too late. i view this situation as one, big lie, that i repeated many times. >> reporter: the man who won the tour de france seven times, only to have his titles stripped away, admitted to usi
. still ahead, the new embarrassment lance armstrong is facing from the olympic committee ahead of tonight's tell-all interview with oprah winfrey. a lawsuit that is going >> lance armstrong has been stripped of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 olympic games. they sent armstrong a letter asking him to run the medal hour s before an interview with oprah where he is expected to admit to doping. many former teammates will likely watch. >> he has been lying for years, lying to presidents, to larry king, to oprah before, he has been lying about how many tests he passed, 500 tests, he only took 250, lied about not seeing a known doping doctor. he lies about everything. so, now, to come out and actually change and say and admit he was doping during his career, it is a big step. >> armstrong lost his seven tour de france titles and faces lawsuits from former sponsors and possibly the government. >> san francisco's new ban on public nudity is being challenged today in federal court. the ban is set to go into effect next month. a lawsuit filed by four nudists in november is seeking an injunction
. more about the confession rocketing around the globe, lance armstrong finally talking to oprah winfrey about the use of illegal drugs. for 14 years, this has been armstrong's public face, steely and defiant. but tonight,hi
is coming after disgraced cycleing champion, lance armstrong, with a new tactic as he begins the journey to come clean. after years of denial this new information comes. katie? ought government will take legal action against lance armstrong. abc news, the "wall street journal", and "usa today" are reporting that the justice department is highly likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate. abc says the suit alleges armstrong defrauded the u.s. government by denying 9 use of performance enhancing drugs because the postal service sponsored the raising career. if he loses he could pay a substantial amount of money to the government. right now the deadline to join the case is thursday for the department the same day his interview with oprah is schedule to air. sources say armstrong admitted the drug use to oprah and before 9 interview he apologized to the staff of the charity he founded. >> the biggest test for him is how well he apologizes. most of all, he will apologize to people he got involved in the fight against cancer. >> he was stripped of the tour de france ti
landing. >>> after years of denials. former cycling great lance armstrong will come clean about doping allegations. doping allegations. the possible reasonse, sir i'm a have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> ama: a single engine plane made an emergency landing at san carlos airport. the pilot was the only person onboard and was not hurt. on monday, another small plane had a rough lapping. you -- rough landing and ended up with its nose gear in a slough past the runway. >> lance armstrong will make a limited confession to doping and will offer an apology in an interview on thursday. last year the u.s. antidoping agency stripped armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and banned him from c
. this is abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> major admission by cyclist lance armstrong after years of denial he reportedly confessed to doping to oprah winfrey. what happens next. can his image ever be rebuilt. sports director larry biel more with this. >> if it can it will take year years. he denied using performance enhances drug and attacked the credibility of anybody who dead to question him apwt about it. today the abrupt reviersal admitting he did in fact cheat. he won the tour de france 7 times. title all taken away because of an investigation by the u.s. anti-dopeing agency that quoted many of lance former team mates who said they all helped him cheat. lance finally came clean to return to racing is the guess it's on bike or avid runner as well. crisis p.r. manager singer says one time apology will not get it done. >> biggest test for him is going to be how well he apologizes. how many times he apologize. and i think most of all will be apologize to go people who he got involved in the fight against cancer who really put a lot of faith in him and writ let them down. >>reporter
be the costliest case against lance armstrong by far. and his biggest headache going forward. this morning, sources say the lying is over. after a decade of denials -- >> i have never doped. >> reporter: -- even lawsuits, and vicious attacks against his detractors -- >> i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. >> reporter: -- sources tell abc news that lance armstrong now admits he really was on more than just his bike. and this morning, oprah's revealing new details about her interview. >> yes, think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: armstrong is in talks to possibly repay some of the millions of dollars the u.s. postal service paid to sponsor his team. money the federal government is already considering suing to get back. betsy and her husband, frankie, were close armstrong friends for years before being attacked by armstrong for refusing to lie. >> i never thought that this day would come. and it's very hard what he's done. but it's not enough. he was aided and abetted. he did not do this on his own. >> reporter
. still ahead this could be the day disgraced cyclist lance armstrong comes clean. will he admit1 >> happening now, lance armstrong is apologizing to the staff of the charity he founded to fight cancer just before he sits down with oprah for a no holds bar interview today. the seven time winner of the tour de france was stripped of the title under evidence collected by the antidoping agency. armstrong is expected to admit for the first time that he engaged in doping and to apologize for the decade-long scandal while he road for the postal service team. the interview will air on thursday on the "o" network. >> "good morning america" co-host robin roberts will return in february. the tests look good in the battle with mds and says going back to work will be like an athlete going through training camp. >> get up. go to the studio. have makeup and hair. well, makeup. we will talk about the hair player. get dressed. get prepared for the show. i will not go on the air next week. my doctors want me to see how many people i come in contact with and how my body reacts to the "stimulation"
more ahead here on this saturday night. lance armstrong's admission to oprah about years of doping. and lying about it. the question that finally made armstrong break down. and new here this evening, investigators now weighing in, will that interview they have been watching make any difference for him? [old english accent] i doth declare that thou have brought overmany discounts to thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. these are troubling times in the kingdom. more discounts than we knoweth what to do with. now that's progressive. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and s
problem that grounded all boeing 767s. >> and lance armstrong's doping confession, we talked to a author who wrote the book on doping and weighs in on this disgraced cyclist. >> disturbing video of a vicious attack on a subway platform. he then pushes and pulls this woman on to the track autos and the move from the tsa today on the controversial airport scanners. that is coming >> i view this situation as one big lie. i repeated a lot of times. >> part two of the interview with disgraced cyclist lance armstrong airs tonight. admitting that he lied for years is not satisfying many critics. >> armstrong's confession set a record for her network with 4.3 million viewers. the union says it's an important step towards repairing. abc 7 news has local and national reaction to the admission. >> all of the faults and blame here falls on me. >> lance armstrong made his apology. lance williams, the journalist who helped uncover balco scandal says it's less than stunning. >> he admitted stuff, deny smd other sthauf is well documented and won't talk about the quote, unquote, army of enablers. >> he t
and part two of lance armstrong's inte [ loud party ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington d.c. area. they have asked americans to also take part in day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials estimate that about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. >> they expect more than bush's second inaugurati
report brought by river rock casino. more coming up later in the newscast. >> ama: lance armstrong comes clean? hmm, his plan to open up and who he is going to talk to. >> coughing, sneezing, a nation overwhelmed overwhelmed. >> plows, she became america's tower >> ama: good evening, i'm ama daetz. in tonight's headlines. you think it's cold now, wait until tomorrow. sunday is predicted to be even chillier in the bay area. get out the blankets, mitt 's, leg warmers, anything to get through the deep freeze. >> thousands of people attended a gun show in san francisco. many said they're buying guns and ammunition because they fear president obama will place restrictions on weapons. vice-president joe biden is expected to deliver recommendations to help curb gun violence this week. >> family and friends held a memorial service for alyssa byrne, many wore pink, her favorite color her body was found in the snow. her burial will be private. >> france is on alert for a possible terrorist attack following military action in africa. french troops were on the move from the country of chad to mali f
of his job. >> reporter: even though we knew it was coming, hearing lance armstrong saying it out loud was surreal. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: so, why admit it now? armstrong blamed the momentum of his own story. >> this is too late. it's too late for probably most people. and that's my fault. you know, i've used this situation as one, big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> lance armstrong just confirmed he's tour de france win. >> reporter: the icon who transcended sports, hung around with movie stars and world leaders. the one that told the world, year after year, that he was clean. and anyone who said otherwise was just out to get him. >> i have never doped. i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. my best defense is i never tested positive. >> reporter: he didn't just lie to supporters, fans, and cancer survivors, he lied under oath, too. armstrong is accused of running up a doping b
everyone was talking about and debating today. oprah winfrey and champion biker lance armstrong. more than three million people watched trying to gauge his confession, his remorse. neal karlinsky studied armstrong's answers and we wondered, did he finally tell the truth? >> reporter: if lance armstrong's goal in talking with oprah was a shot at redemption, he may have just taken a big step backwards. >> i view this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: but federal investigators say, even now, he's still lying. one of the biggest, armstrong told oprah he stopped doping in 2005. >> you did not do a blood transfusion -- >> absolutely not. >> -- in 2009? you did no doping or blood transfusions in 2010? >> absolutely not. 2009 and 2010, those were the two years i did the tour. absolutely not. >> reporter: yet today investigators tell abc news that armstrong's bloodwork from his 2009 tour de france shows clear blood manipulation consistent with banned transfusions. so why admit to some doping but not all? investigators say it's to keep within the statute of limita
the latest information from the firefighters right now and we will check with her ahead. >> lance armstrong comes clean, the admission he now is making and what it could >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> at 5:29 we follow breaking news. a pier fire. >> amy joins us live from the scene. what have you learned, amy? >> i tried to figure if you can see anything. it is so dark i don't think you can. the fire is out on the water. it is pitch black. straight to the video you can see what was burning a few minutes ago. this is an old pier with a building on it, unoccupied for years. it is tough if firefighters to get there. they cannot reach the fire. so a fire boat just arrived. they do suspect this was set by someone. this is no electrical source out there and this has been e for years and maybe it was fishermen setting a warming fire or someone out to exit arson to be cruel. they will investigate that. no one was hurt. this was empty. firefighters have been spraying from the shore. the fire started after 3:00 this morning saying they believe the pier and the building on i
' talls and weighs 95 pounds. she could be headed to livermore. >> lance armstrong has been stripped of the bronze medal from the 2000 sydney olympic games. an interview that armed services committee did that lance armstrong did with oprah will appear on the air. he wanted viewers to judge overnight he said overnight how candid he was over criticism he did not reveal enough. >> another sports world scandal, notre dame university officials could hold a news conference today on the shocking story of a national colleague football star would claimed he was the victim of a terrible hoax. an investigation is underway whether manti te'o is the victim or the mastermind. all american linebacker and heisman trophy finalist and notre dame captain gained national syma appeal and attention when in s&p his grandmother died and on the same day so did an alleged girl of leukemia. now the website has uncovered that no such woman existed. and manti te'o says the relationship was online and by phone and claims he was duped by someone using stolen pictures of a woman would says she doesn't know manti te
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've been given honorable discharge. >> the3%[z world antidoping agey says lance armstrong's md ad mission isn't enough. the agency says armstrong needs to make a full confession under oath. for years he denied use of performance-enhacing drugs but he's done a 180 in his interview, told cbs this morning it was difficult. many say it's merely a public relations stunt. >> everything in the past weekow is self-serving all about salvaging what is left of his brand. >> armstrong last competed in twun at san francisco grand prix bike rice. having won three of the seven title autos flu season is sweeping the nation. and now, you can watch it happen in realtime online. abc 7 news has a look at tool taz can track flu cases roit down to streets their on, perhaps even letting you know who passed it on to you. >> i'm sitting home, feeling miserable. >> last week, christina called in sick, she began wondering who got her sick, turns out there is a face bk app called help mirk friend gave me the flu. >> it scrapes data and start looking for the tell tale signs. search terms like sneeze, cold, flu. >> in
information as soon as we get it we have confirmation lance armstrong confessed to years of doping. >> it's tearful ad >>> lance armstrong reportedly now confessed to using performance-enhacing drugs to win the tour de france. a source confirms armstrong admitted to doping in a taped interview today with oprah winfrey that will air on thursday on her network. for years armstrong denied drug use but the u.s. antidoping agency stripped him of highs seven tight yilels last year, he broke down as apologizing to the staff at the live strong foundation. >> we have new details tonight on why the los angeles county coroner changed death certificate of actress natalie wood. the actress drowned inh$yy 1981 off catalina island. she'd been yachting with her husband, and actor christopher walkin. today the coroner released a 10 page report explain yg it changed the original death certificate more than a year ago, blaming the death on drowning but adding words and other undetermined factors. the report said officials had unanswered questions about bruce that's may have occurred before she drowned. a sh
news. "good morning america," much more reaction on the lance armstrong-oprah interview in the morning. we are always online at abcnews.com. i'll meet you back here. >> one of the great east lie and biggest coverup in all of sports. good evening everyone. >> the man who for years defiantly and repeatedly denied cheat to go we know all the cycling races admitting that he lied. in an i with oprah aired tonight the disgraced cyclist finally confesses to the truth. here's brandy. >>reporter: after a decade of deception the moment many thought would never come. >> all 7 of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dop dope. >> yes. >> in an exclusive interview on the oprah winfrey network great cyclist lance armstrong finally confessed to using banned substances to help him compete. >> my cocktail so to speak was only em p o. not a lot. transfusions and testosterone. >> armstrong apologized for his trail of lies. >> all the falt and all the blame here falls on me. >> cyclist former best friend teammate andrew armstrong attacked him for revving to lie ab
livestrong staff members, sources tell abc news lance armstrong took responsibility for the damage his actions have caused the livestrong foundation. the cancer charity he founded and which helped turn him from athlete to global icon. it's not just about the drugs, but the defiance, his categorical insistence that he never cheated, now coming back to haunt him. >> i have never doped. >> reporter: you could see it in his unflinching glare. for more than a decade, on tv, to fans, sponsors and cancer survivors. >> the cynics, and the skeptics, i'm sorry for you. i'm sorry you can't dream big. i'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. >> reporter: even under oath -- >> i can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> reporter: today, sources say armstrong is attempting to apologize by phone to a select few former friends, including ex-teammate floyd landis, who broke his silence to abc news in 2010 and sparked armstrong's downfall. >> i think that the team had become paranoid that the police or somebody was watching the hotel rooms. >> reporter: but can a tell-all with oprah repair th
will be on cyclist lance armstrong who will sit down with oprah in the coming weeks on a campaign to rehabilitate his reputation. >> reporter: in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he'll face a much tougher audience next week when he sits with her again. but if as expected, armstrong confesses to doping it will likely come after the statue of limitations of perjury ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> if it can't be any clearer, i have never taken drugs. >> reporter: still an about-face could land him in serious hot water. he's still facing a suit that's tightly under seal and threats from a promoter that wants $7.5 million back. and yet, armstrong texted the ap, i told oprah to go wherever she wants and i'll answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly. >> he's setting himself up for more trouble. and he's in loads of trouble now. >> reporter: many believe in doing so, in confessing as a last-ditch attempt to get back into competitors sports, they say that's the only reason why he m
admission by cyclist lance armstrong after years of denial he reportedly confessed to doping to oprah winfrey. what happens next. can his image ever be rebuilt. sports director larry biel more with this. >> if it can it will take year years. he denied using performance enhances drug and attacked the credibility of anybody who dead to question him apwt about it. today the abrupt reviersal admitting he did in fact cheat. he won the tour de france 7 times. title all taken away because of an investigation by the u.s. anti-dopeing agency that quoted many of lance former team mates who said they all helped him cheat. lance finally came clean to return to racing is the guess it's on bike or avid runner as well. crisis p.r. manager singer says one time apology will not get it done. >> biggest test for him is going to be how well he apologizes. how many times he apologize. and i think most of all will be apologize to go people who he got involved in the fight against cancer who really put a lot of faith in him and writ let them down. >>reporter: armstrong has raised millions for can
. and on the east coast, from atlanta up to boston. >>> and now, that lance armstrong has finished speaking with oprah winfrey, officials at the u.s. anti-doping agency want him to keep talking. >> they say nothing short of a full confession under oath could cause them to reconsider armstrong's lifetime ban from competitive events. armstrong has been in talks with the anti-doping agency, which has led to speculation he may be able to cooperate and give up names of others who used performance-enhancing drugs. cycling's governing body is also urging armstrong to talk to its investigators. >>> mark sanford launches his political comeback today. you may recall back in 2009, sanford disappeared and later admitted to having an affair with a woman in argentina. today, he's announcing his bid to win back his old seat in congress. >>> well, the president's limo undergoing a subtle but significant change this inauguration weekend. mr. obama's official vehicles will carry the d.c. license plate that reads, taxation without repation. the city protested the voting member in congress. >>> chelsea clinton
" took in $17 million. >>> when we come back, off the bike and into the hot seat. lance armstrong sits down with oprah to fess up. >>> and the golden globe moment that had everybody talking this morning, from bill clinton's special appearance to jodie foster's speech, straight from the heart. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my
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the bay area and the legal battle that has m.i.t.investigating the death. >> lance armstrong's admission to oprah winfrey today. >> coca-cola's new campaign >>> internet filled with with eulogies for a one time bay area resident. >> 26-year-old erin schwartz committed suicide in new york. two years ago prosecuters say he illegally down loaded millions of science journals. we're live with his bay area connection. >> as indicated the federal government considered aaron schwartz a thief, for allegedly down loading academic paper was out permission. a case many believe led to his suicide. his robin hood like advocacy had strong bay area influences. >> schwartz gave a lecture last may. >> if we've lost the ability to communicate over the internet it could be a changed bill of rights, freedoms guaranteed in the constitution he dropped out of stanford but maintained a close friendship with lessic whoççí[ spoke about him today he was going to -- an incredible soul who inspired millions who,( now weep as we've seen a crossek:÷ e internet in outrage and devastation that he would have been dr
're going to turn to the potentially severe consequences that lance armstrong faces after his confession to doping in that no-holds-barred interview with oprah that airs tonight. his legal headaches could be about to get a lot worse. abc's neal karlinsky is here in times square studio, for the very first time. >> thank you. very good to be here. >> first time here. but you've been covering lance for a long time. >> for a long time. for a long time. what's amazing here, is even before a shred of this interview has aired, there's been nearly a week of major news coverage about it. and none of it has been good for lance armstrong, which begs the question, what exactly does he expect to get out of this? leading up to the most-anticipated interview in recent history, lance armstrong tells the associated press, i have no idea what the future holds, other than me holding my kids. then, specifically, regarding his confession to oprah, that he did in fact used performance-enhancing drugs -- i left it all on the table with her. and when it airs, the people can decide. many have already decided. >>
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decide is the word from disgraced lance armstrong this morning hours before the interview with oprah set to air. he said that people can judge for themselves how candid he was discussing the use of performance-enhancing drugs. he has been criticized for not showing any remorse or revealing enough in the monday interview. armstrong was stripped of seven tour de france titles and banned for life. the interview reviews on oprah's network today and today and "good morning america" will look for potential legal fallout. >> san jose police are turning to the public to find a man would tried to snatch a toddler from her mother's arms releasing a sketch. it is critical to get this man off the streets before he strikes again. the mother says the man chatted with her and her daughter on tuesday evening. she described what happened next. >> he kneeled down to talk to the three-year-old daughter, and he picked her up by her ankles and started pulling her. i could not get her away. her boots fell off. her pants were coming off. >> the mom asks abc7 not to use her name and neighbors say they didn't he
. >> lance armstrong is not the only one to come clean, a san jose mother admits she made up a story of a man trying to get a toddler from her arms this week. and now, to san jose police headquarters with the stunning revelation. >> it is stunning. the mother of the little girl is not speaking this only but the father of the little girl is talking. he cannot believe she would make up such a story. the mother told police on tuesday that a stranger tried to kidnap her three-year-old daughter from her arms in front of her home on dayo court and told police he smelled like motor oil. it was a lie. the father who is in a custody battle with the mother over their two daughters says it is the latest in a string of lies. >> one of her friends, a nurse, asked her of a treatment she is receiving she came clean. >> the investigators started to push harder and decided to bring the mother in again and she finally confessed to making up the story. >> the big question is, why did she do it in the motive is not navyive. neighbors are relieved the kidnapping never happened but are upset. the san jose police w
to oprah. did lance armstrong help himself or make it worse last night? was he really telling the truth? >>> and girls night. this week two funny women had a triumph. after the glamor, their message for shy children everywhere. they're our persons of the week. >>> good evening. on this friday night as we come on the air, the drama is still playing out in the desert. the workers, including americans, taken hostage by terrorists with ties to al qaeda.
to achieve that success. well now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it cannot be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land hem in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another investigation from a british newspaper and from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a. p. i told oprah to do wherever he wants and he will go there directly and hon lift and candidly. >> he's setting himself in for more trouble has been he's already in and he's in trou
-time but hanging over his head are those charges of doping to achieve that success. now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land him in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another suit from a british newspaper and threats from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a.p. "i told oprah to go wherever she wants and i will answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly." >> he's setting himself in
of doping to achieve that success. now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land hem in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another suit from a british newspaper and from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a.p. "i told oprah to go wherever she wants and he -- i will answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly. " >> he's setting himself in for more trouble has been he's already in and he's
developing regarding lance armstrong, the new embarrassment he faces this morning. >> and a sad hoax coming up, the story behind a star college football player and his dead girlfriend who never live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, on this thursday. thank you for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> another cold start to the morning and also a "spare the air" day, right, mike? >> it; our fifth of the winter season. everyone is doing a good job because we have not exceeded health standards during the first four "spare the air" days. live doppler 7 hd shows how quiet it is outside. still under high pressure. still under sinking air. santa rosa is half a mile visibility and with the moisture in the area black ice is possible on bridges and overpasses. mid-30's to upper 30's around the bay shore, to san francisco and half moon bay in the mid-40's. a lot of sunshine this afternoon, upper 50's to low 60's. >> capital expressway southbound at 680 emergency crews are tending to injuries there, and we have road work still eastbound dumbarton until 6:00 but not affecting
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